Catalyst Building exterior

The Catalyst Building by MGA | Michael Green Architecture and Katerra is expected to be one of the largest buildings in North America to achieve Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certifications from the International Living Future Institute.

The Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients, in support of the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice or academia.

This awards program is administered by the Technology in Architectural Practice, an AIA Knowledge Community.


  • Open to everyone
  • Submissions by jury members or by any firm or organization of which they are members or have a substantial interest are not permitted.


Each submission will be judged in the context of scope and scale of the practice or academic institutions, regardless of firm size.

All entries must receive permission from owners and other team members and acknowledge that permission as part of the submission.

Image credits

Catalyst Building exterior

Benjamin Benschneider